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I have a very itchy rash on legs and arms. Raised bumps which scab over due to scratching. I've recently travelled to the us (stayed in hotels).

I have a very itchy rash on legs and arms. Raised bumps which scab over due to scratching. I've recently travelled to the us (stayed in hotels).

Many answers: You should see a dermatologist re. This problem. Some of the potential answers include flea bites (as more and more hotels are allowing pets to be in the room), bed bugs, etc. By the way, how recent is "recent" ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats.  What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! see a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here i been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms i put lotion on but what to use otc?

I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here i been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms i put lotion on but what to use otc?

Cold weather : Can dry our skin and cause itching . Key is to avoid washing with hot water . Use good moisturizing creams , lotions , skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel , aquaphor , eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno etc. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

See below: If it is truly related to the codeine, stop the codeine. Then Benadryl - likely 25 - 50 mg every 6 hours as needed. Hydrocortisone .1% to especially inflamed areas may help. If any respiratory distress, swollen, face, eyes, lips, tongue, feeling of throat closing, or even nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, go to er asap of call ambulance if severe! ...Read more

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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months .. He got a cortizone shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

Eczema or contact : Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash. But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Itchy White Spots: This sounds like something known as dyshidrotic eczema, but without a picture or more description of the rash, it's hard to know. Would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment as it has been there for three weeks. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more